Women in Training

Women In Training Hosts Inaugural Mother Daughter Brunch

The organization known as Women In Training held their inaugural mother daughter fundraising brunch earlier today in the capital city club ballroom downtown. The brunch was an all white affair and it was an opportunity for members and sponsors to come together and celebrate all of the accomplishments of the organization thus far.

Local Sisters Get National Recognition for Helping Girls Across River Region

Women In Training founders, Brooke and Breanna Bennett, were one of the 16 winners of over 230 applicants to win this year’s T-Mobile Changemaker Challenge. Their “Let’s End Poverty. Period!” project won them $5,000 along with skills training and mentorship from T-Mobile executives. Brooke and Breanna will be heading to Washington state in October to meet with the executives, who…

Menstrual Hygiene Bill Finally Makes its First Steps

After several months of trying to get the HB88 bill in committee, supporters have finally seen it make its first step. Bill sponsor, Rolanda Hollis, founders of Women in Training, and several sponsors have been fighting for the menstrual hygiene bill to provide free feminine hygiene products in K-12 schools. “Its hard to explain to men what women go through,”…

Virtual 5K Raises Thousands to Fight ‘Period Poverty’

Brooke and Breanna Bennett are on a mission to make sure young women have the menstrual and hygiene items to stay clean and healthy during their period. Their organization just wrapped up a virtual 5k Race to do just that; end period poverty. The non-profit is the brain-child of the now 13-year-old twin sisters who were moved to action when…

Women in Training Hosts Back-to-School Giveaway

Saturday, August 8 was a day to give back for the nonprofit organization Women in Training or WIT. WIT distributed Wikits containing menstrual, hygiene, and dental products to under-served girls and other youth. Along with the Witkits, school supplies were given away at the Dexter Avenue King Memorial Baptist Church back to school backpack pickup. “The stress of the pandemic,…

12-Year-Old Twins Inspire Bill Which Would Provide Free Feminine Hygiene Products in Schools

It’s not everyday that 12-year-old girls inspire bills in the Legislative session but two twins in Montgomery  have done just that. Breanna and Brooke Bennett are the co-founders of Women in Training or WIT which began in July of 2019. After learning that twenty percent of American girls and women cannot afford menstrual products, Brooke and Breanna decided to donate their birthday…